It’s not quite spring here yet. I find myself a little jealous of British Columbia weather where it seems like things are blooming and the grass is oh-so green. In the meantime though, we are savouring the last bit of snow with a few outdoor activities. With new fallen snow, the pure white of the backyard just begs to have a little colour added in.
These snow volcanoes are simple enough to make from household ingredients that you will have hanging around already.
This backyard activity can also be combined into a science lesson talking about the chemical reactions different solids & liquids have with each other.
Regardless of the learning, this became a winter favourite. We tried a variety of containers from our recycling bin, and even had a blast afterwards using our imaginations with the coloured snow, and our snow tools to create some weird snowballs, and even a lake.
Watch our video & see how our volcanoes turned out:
-Jug of Vinegar
-Box of Baking Soda
-Jar or Upcycled Container
How To Make It Happen:
-Bury your jar or upcycled container into the snow.
-Add baking soda (at least enough to cover the bottom of the container)
-Add food colouring (whatever colour you want!)
-Add vinegar and watch the volcano explode.
-Keep adding vinegar and then dig around in the coloured snow.
Let us know in the comments below how your volcano turned out!